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Darkest Dungeon 2 will launch in early access on Epic Games Store next year

Darkest Dungeon 2 was announced in 2019

Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Darkest Dungeons follow-up Darkest Dungeon 2 will be released into early access via the Epic Games Store in 2021, developer Red Hook Studios announced Wednesday. The developer dropped a teaser trailer on YouTube called “A Glimmer of Hope.”

“It’s time to face the failures of the past,” Red Hook Studios wrote in the YouTube description. “Lash your gear to the stagecoach, fix your eyes on the horizon, and prepare to roll into Early Access on the Epic Games Store in 2021!”

Players can add Darkest Dungeon 2 to their Epic Games Store account wishlists now. Like Darkest Dungeon before it, which was released in 2016, Darkest Dungeon 2 is described as a roguelike, strategy, and RPG game. Of course, it’s got that gothic horror theme just like the first game. In the Epic Games Store description, Red Hook Studios said Darkest Dungeon 2 will “test your mettle and drive you to the brink of madness.”

Red Hook Studios first announced Darkest Dungeon 2 in February 2019. At that time, the developers said the game will have the same format, albeit “tuned up,” but also noting that the metagame will be “completely different.”

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